Lesson 1: Human alphabet

Children work as a group to position their bodies to make human letter forms

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To create body sculptures

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May produce better results by concentrating on the easier letterforms such as A, I, L, T first then moving onto harder letterforms when they have more confidence.


Pupils working at greater depth: May be more physically dexterous and able to move their bodies into elaborate forms. Also capable of envisaging new ways letterforms can be made.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experienceThe practical knowledge we gain after partaking in an event or occurrence…. of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a councilA group of people who manage the affairs…
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